Weed and Brush Control
This program involves controlling prohibited and noxious weeds on public and private property, using the most effective and environmentally sound means possible. We control trees and brush along the roads as well, for safety purposes and maintenance.
It is the mandate of the Agricultural Service Board to present the residents of the County with current information, new technology and new legislation as it becomes available. To this end, we arrange seminars, workshops, and tours to provide this information. We communicate with government agencies to provide information on behalf of the farming community when legislation is being developed.
The Agricultural Service Board works with landowners to control coyotes and pocket gophers, with available resources and in accordance with the legislation. Magpie, skunk, fox and weasel traps are available to rent for a small fee. They also work with beaver control, but only if affecting flooded agricultural lands (*crop related, such as hay, pasture, cereals and grains). Please note there may be a charge for some of these services, traps, and controls.
The Agricultural Service Board promotes conservation practices and ideas that will enhance agriculture and the environment by updating and improving methods that will be compatible with the environment. Workshops, sessions, and models are offered on numerous topics from integrated pest management to the promotion of recycling of Agricultural products such as chemical cans, silage plastic, and baler twine.
Invasive species are threatening our great outdoors. Invader Rangers are making a stand. This workbook is a great tool to help our youth learn about invasive weeds with fun and interactive activities.
NEW!!! Fighting for better programs for farmers and ranchers. Canada's Prairie provinces are pursuing equitable, timely and predictable business risk management (BRM) programs for producers.
Strengthening agriculture, agri food and forestry sectors. Government is funding Emissions Reduction Alberta's Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) Fund.
New Opportunities for Alberta's Livestock Sector Amendments to the Meat Inspection Regulation will cut red tape and provide Albertan with greater access to locally produced meat while maintaining food safety.